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The '''University of Florida''' (commonly referred to as '''Florida''' or '''UF''') is an American public university|public land-grant university|land-grant, sea grant colleges|sea-grant, and space grant colleges|space-grant research university located on a campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853,Julian M. Pleasants, ''Gator Tales: An Oral History of the University of Florida'', University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 6–7 (2006). The university's 1853 "founding date" represents the year that the East Florida Seminary opened in Ocala. The seminary was the oldest of the four colleges that were consolidated by the Florida Legislature to form the modern University of Florida in 1905. and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906.University of Florida,...
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Motto''Civium in moribus rei publicae salus'' (Latin)
MottoengThe welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens.University of Florida, Office of the Registrar, [ UF Facts and History]. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
Established1853This is the year classes began at the East Florida Seminary, the oldest of the four institutions that were consolidated to create the modern University of Florida in 1905. This date was set by the Florida Board of Control in 1935; previously the university traced its founding date to 1905, when the predecessor institutions were merged. See Barry Klein, "[ FSU's age change: history or one-upmanship?]" ''St. Petersburg Times'' (July 29, 2000). Retrieved April 18, 2012.
TypeState university system|State university
Land-grant university
Sea-grant university
Space-grant university
Endowment$1.55 billion (2015)As of June 30, 2015. {{cite web |url=|title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2014 to FY 2015 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2016}}
ChairmanSteven M. Scott
PresidentW. Kent Fuchs
ProvostJoseph Glover
Faculty5,106 (Fall 2013)University of Florida, Office of Institutional Planning and Research, [ All Full-Time Faculty by Rank, Gender and Ethnicity]. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
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